At Home With An Artist is a free, interactive, online series of interviews with acclaimed musicians from the comfort of their own home. The series will include three intimate one-on-one conversations with violinist James Ehnes, pianist David Jalbert and clarinetist James Campbell.

Hosted by broadcaster Andrea Ratuski, the series will explore each musician's musical heroes, dive into the role of an artist during these difficult times, and feature historical videos curated and explained by the artists themselves. If there's anything you've ever wished to ask them, the artists will be answering questions submitted to the host.

The approximately 45-minute events will take place via Zoom over the week that the 2020 Festival was scheduled to take place.

  • James Ehnes, violinist - May 30, at 2pm 

  • David Jalbert, pianist - June 3, at 7pm

  • James Campbell, clarinetist - June 5, at 7pm. 

Please register for each event below to receive special instructions, including the Zoom meeting link and password. (Be sure to download the Zoom app before by visiting

James Ehnes

May 30, 2020 - 2pm (CDT)

Brandon born and bred, Canadian violinist James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Ehnes has an extensive discography and has won many awards for his recordings, including a Gramophone Award, a Grammy Award for ‘Best Instrumental Soloist Performance’ and a JUNO award for ‘Best Classical Album of the Year’. Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715. In lieu of performing in the 2020 Agassiz Festival, postponed due to Covid-19, he has generously agreed to join us for At Home with an Artist.

David Jalbert

June 3, 2020 - 7pm (CDT)

Pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians. CBC named him  among the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe. His solo recordings have garnered international praise. A national and international prize-winner, he's won four Opus Awards, was nominated three times at the Juno Awards, and was the 2007 laureate of the Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts.

He is currently a professor at

University of Ottawa. 

James Campbell

June 5, 2020 - 7pm (CDT)

James Campbell has been called “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist” by the Toronto Star and "Canada's premiere clarinetist" by the Ottawa Citizen. He has performed in over 35 countries with over 60 orchestras. He has collaborated with Glenn Gould and Aaron Copland and toured with over 35 string quartets. With over 40 albums, he has won a Juno, been named Canada’s Artist of the Year, awarded the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Honorary Doctor of Laws, and

the Order of Canada. .

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Photos by: Mark Rash